Posts by Corri Peterson

Arsenic and Other Toxins in Our Food

Arsenic and Other Toxins in Our Food

Arsenic and other toxins in our food are making us sick. A recent study published in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, the authors question the role of arsenic rich foods and how they may contribute to interrupted thyroid function. This study focused on seafood, as it has some of the highest arsenic…

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Medications: The Dangers of Addiction

Medications: The Danger of Addiction

Medications part of our daily lives, but are you aware of the dangers of addiction from these medications? In today’s post, I am sharing three articles on how the medications we are prescribed by our doctors to solve certain health issues can turn into serious problems. In this first article,  Helen O’Callaghan shares how a woman who…

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Certain Chemicals Increase Men’s Heart Disease Risk

Chemicals Increase Men's Heart Disease Risk

Certain chemicals increase the risk of men developing heart disease, plus these chemicals also are linked to obesity and thyroid abnormalities. These chemicals known as phthalates are used in medicines, food packaging, and toys. They increase men’s risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure, new research reveals. You can read…

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Women and Sleep: No Rest for the Weary

Women and Sleep: No Rest for the Weary

Women and sleep. Why is does it feel like there’s no rest for the weary? It seems that women always have something that needs to be done! And if we do sit down, our minds are racing; thinking about all the tasks we haven’t gotten to yet. So, why do we have so much trouble…

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Protecting Our Daughters from Endocrine Disruptors

Protecting Our Daughters from Endocrine Disruptors

Keeping our daughters safe from endocrine disruptors is a challenge, to say the least. Little girls exposed to phthalates in early childhood showed signs of lowered thyroid function, researchers at Columbia University have found. Phthalates (pronounced “tha-lates”) are a family of chemicals that are used to make plastic and vinyl softer and more flexible; they’re also used…

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Your Weight: Why the Ups and Downs

Your Weight: Why the Ups and Downs

Your weight goes up and down, seemingly with no reason. How frustrating is that? After all, I love a Chinese dinner just like everyone else! And we do need to eat! However, then there’s that ugly weight gain that comes with that wonderful meal, not to mention the glass of wine! How come all those things we love have…

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How Your Weight Affects Your Cancer Risk

Your Weight and Your Cancer Risk

Your weight has the ability to predict your future health. A study shows that excess body fat elevates insulin levels, promotes inflammation and alters sex hormones like estrogen and progesterone, all of which are factors that have been linked to a heightened likelihood of cancer. After smoking, obesity is the biggest preventable cause of cancer.…

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Do Fireworks Harm the Environment?

Do Fireworks Harm the Environment?

Happy Fourth of July! I want to wish everyone a safe and happy Fourth! Today, we are talking about the fireworks that go along with the 4th of July celebration. Now, I am not going to tell you to pass on watching the fireworks this year, but I am going to bring to your attention the…

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Sleep Issues: 7 Reasons You’re Exhausted

Sleep Issues: 7 Reasons You're Exhausted

Sleep issues can be caused by more than too much coffee and junk food. There are several reasons why you are not getting the rest you need. The only real way to cure insomnia is to find out why it’s occurring in the first place. In this article, Suzy Cohen shares 7 reasons you’re not sleeping…

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Toxic Chemicals Exposed in New Film

Toxic Chemicals Exposed in New Film

Toxic chemicals are being exposed in a new film from Award-winning documentary filmmakers Morgan Spurlock and Stephanie Soechtig. This new film that exposes the evils of C8, a toxic industrial chemical used by DuPont to make Teflon and other products. C8, also known as PFOA, is a synthetic chemical used to make everything from non-stick pans to…

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